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Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School 
2384 Route 34B -- Aurora, NY 13026 
Phone: 315.364.7111 -- Fax: 315.364.8207

Mr. Luke A. Carnicelli, Principal 
Ms. Cathy M. Haight, AP/AD
Ms. Joanne Cartner, HS Office & Athletics Secretary  


Mission Statement: The Mission of Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School is to create an environment that is conducive to personal and academic excellence. This will be accomplished by creating a school community that embodies the principles of being: Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and Kind. 

2017-18 Course Offerings CLICK HERE


Jr/Sr HS Educational Initiatives & Professional Development Plan

Our 2017-18 School Motto: ‘Go the Extra Mile'.

Welcome to Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School. We have two distinct schedules; one for grades 7/8 and 9-12. Our school day hours begin at 7:40 am and end at 2:25 pm for grades 7-12. Please see our school bell link on the left column of the page. By offering rigorous courses and strong academic initiatives such as: project-based learning activities, advisement mentoring, and technology-based instruction, we are preparing our students for college and career readiness in the future. 

September 8, 2017

Principal's Message:                                                                                
Dear SC Jr/Sr High School Families,                                                                                      

I would like to welcome you to the school year! A special welcome to our 7th grade students and families. As a school we look forward to a joyous and productive school year with our students. Our school motto this year is  ‘Go the Extra Mile’ which was a focal point for our beginning of the year meetings with Jr & Sr HS students on September 6.
Moving forward, school information will be shared via email updates and our school’s Twitter account Please follow us to receive updates.

This year as a school and staff we are focusing on specific school-wide educational initiatives & Professional Development to improve our overall state assessment & Regents exam scores as well as increase our overall ability to infuse computer technology innovation. Our focus areas are: Student Chromebook use (all students in grades 3-12 will receive their own Chromebook), Curriculum Mapping, Grade Level Vocabulary, Teacher Pedagogy Practices, NYS Assessment and AIMSweb+ data review (grades 7 & 8),  and 21st Century STEM skills. In addition, we have moved to a new student management system called SchoolTool and we will implement a new look report card that infuses a student skills component.
We have worked diligently this summer to ensure a smooth start to the new school year. As our mission statement reads… We believe in creating an environment that is conducive to personal and academic excellence. I hope that every student strives for her/his best. On behalf of the staff at the Jr/Sr High School, we look forward to a year filled with opportunity and success.
As always, if there is anything I can answer or assist with, please do not hesitate to call or email me at 364.7111 x2103 or
I look forward to working with you and your child this school year.
Luke A. Carnicelli, Principal                          
Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School 

SC Jr/Sr HS Community Advisory Council (CAC)
Background: A large part of our success at SC Jr/Sr HS is tied directly to home-school communication and parental support of our school mission and initiatives. The CAC is designed to advise the Principal with strategies that the school staff can assist with the home-school connection.
Charge: To support academics at home, To make suggestions for the best ways to communicate with parents, To discuss academic initiatives.
Meetings:  The meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
10/26/17 & 3/22/18.
All meetings will be held in the guidance office from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Agendas for each meeting are sent via email. Please email if you would like further information.

Jr/Sr HS 2017 Calendar
September 20 -- School pictures
September 21 -- Grades 7-12 Open House (6:30 - 8:00 pm)
September 29 & 30 -- SCCS Homecoming
September 30 -- SCCS Homecoming Dance
(Jr HS -- 4:30-6:30pm; Sr HS -- 7:30-10:00pm)
SAT - Saturday, October 7, 2017 Registration deadline September 8
SAT and Subject Tests (Late registration deadline Sept 27)
ACT - Saturday, October 28, 2017 Registration deadline September 22
(Late registration deadline October 6)


Updated 9/19/17

Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School does not restrict students on the basis of race/ethnicity, religion, physical handicap subject to medical eligibility, or gender.   

Patrick Jensen, Superintendent
Southern Cayuga School District
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026

Phone: 315.364.7211
Fax: 315.364.7863

Emily Howland Elementary
Phone: 315.364.7098
Fax: 315.364.7590

Jr/Sr High School
Phone: 315.364.7111
Fax: 315.364.8207